Forum Programme

(For Pre-registered associates of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide only). To join us, click here.
01 Dec 2014 (Monday)
09:30 - 12:00
Office Holders’ Meeting

(For Office Holders only)

Venue: NA
02 Dec 2014 (Tuesday)
08:30 - 09:00
Registration and Networking
Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
09:00 - 09:30
Dialogue with HKTDC Chairman

Introductory Remarks:

 

Special Address:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
09:30 - 09:45
Introduction of Candidates for the 2014-2016 Federation Officers Election

Get to know more about the candidates running for the 2014-2016 Officers Election.

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
09:45 - 11:00
Hong Kong: Brand Central

Capture this rare opportunity to meet with prominent regional business leaders representing international brands, who will reveal their business vision and strategies to expand their businesses globally through Hong Kong, particularly on the Chinese mainland and across Asia.

Speakers:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
11:00 - 11:15
Coffee Break
Venue: NA
11:15 - 12:30
The Expressway to Asia Success

Heads of thriving companies in Asia talk about their winning strategies and how their companies have benefited from Hong Kong’s unique business-friendly environment.

Speakers:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
13:00 - 14:15
Luncheon Dialogue: the Business of Lifestyle and Culture 

Two visionary leaders discuss their aspirations for integrating innovation, art and culture into the world of commerce.

Speakers:

Venue: Room N201, HKCEC
14:30 - 15:30
The Premier Global Hub for Offshore Renminbi Business

In 2004, Hong Kong became the first place to launch an offshore renminbi business market and has since emerged as the global hub for renminbi trade settlement, financing and asset management. Learn about the latest renminbi developments and how they can enable foreign firms to strengthen trade and investment links with the Chinese mainland.

Speaker:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
15:15 - 17:00
Taking China to the World

CEOs of Chinese private enterprises reveal their strategies for global success.

Speakers:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
17:00 - 18:00
Networking Drinks
Venue: N100 Foyer, HKCEC
03 Dec 2014 (Wednesday)
08:00
Federation’s Annual General Meeting

(Member associates are welcome to join as observers)

The annual meeting of heads of the Federation’s member associations and chapters/sections. We welcome your participation as an observer; it will help you understand the activities of the Federation.

Venue: Room N106-108, HKCEC
08:30 - 09:30
Federation’s Executive Committee Meeting

(Federation associates who are not Executive Committee members are welcome to participate as observers)

Federation officers and executive committee members highlight the business associations’ major developments over the past year. The Federation Chairman, Vice Chairman, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer of session 2014-2016 will be elected.

Venue: Room N106-108, HKCEC
09:30 - 10:15
Awards Presentation Ceremony

Presenting the Grand Achievement Award, Best Initiative Award, Outstanding Membership Award and Success Story Award. Share the joy of the winning associations and learn from their achievements.

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
10:15 - 10:30
Coffee Break
Venue: NA
10:30 - 11:45
Flying High in Hong Kong

Hear from expatriates in Hong Kong about why they chose to start or expand their business in the city. How does Hong Kong encourage entrepreneurship?

Speakers:

  • Martin Cubbon, Chief Executive and Charlie Melvoin, Project Leader - blueprint, Swire Properties Limited
  • Alex Ing, CEO and Co-founder, Jax Coco
  • Olivier Partrat, Director and Founding Partner, Evergreen Land Limited
  • Jason Rice, Vice President of Operations, Jolla Ltd
Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
11:45 - 12:30
Hong Kong: An Insider’s Story

This closed-door session provides an insider’s look at Hong Kong’s latest economic and political developments.

Speaker:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
13:00 - 14:15
Keynote Luncheon

Guest of Honour:

Venue: Room N201, HKCEC
14:30 - 15:45
Regional Caucuses

Asia and Australasia (Room N109-110)

  • Europe (Room N111-112)
  • North America (Room N106-108)
Venue: NA
16:00 - 18:00
Optional Visit 1: The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is the dedicated anti-corruption agency of Hong Kong, separated from the Civil Service. Since its inception in 1974, the Commission has been committed to fighting corruption using a three-pronged approach of law enforcement, prevention and education. With the support of the Government and the community, Hong Kong has now become one of the cleanest places in the world.

This guided tour will provide participants with a valuable opportunity to take a closer look at the work of ICAC, which strives to sustain a level playing field in collaboration with the business community of Hong Kong.

Remarks: Enrollment is on limited to 50 delegates, and is on first come, first served basis.

Venue: NA
16:00 - 18:00
Optional Visit 2: PMQ – The Icon of Hong Kong Creative Industries

Located in the prime location of SoHo, PMQ is a site for creative talents to showcase their designs. The site was formerly the Police Married Quarters which housed married junior police officers between 1951-2000.

After years of vacancy, the historic site has been revitalized to PMQ and opened in 2014. Leased mainly to young designers, the old accommodation units have been turned into over 100 studios, workshops and outlets featuring lifestyle, fashion and accessories, architecture, product design, furniture and etc. There are over 10 restaurants and cafés at PMQ varying from bakery and cafes to fine dining.

The guided tour will provide participants a unique and inspiring experience by visiting selected historical spots within the PMQ site and various design studios and pop-up stores.

Remarks: Enrollment is on limited to 30 delegates, and is on first come, first served basis.

Venue: NA
16:00 - 17:00
Office Holders’ Debriefing Meeting
Venue: NA
18:30 - 21:00
Farewell Dinner

Work hard, play hard! Enjoy a relaxing evening with fascinating views of Victoria Harbour at the award-winning Cantonese restaurant, City Hall Maxim’s Palace.

Venue: City Hall Maxim’s Palace, City Hall Low Block, Central
30 Nov 2015 (Monday)
14:30 - 17:00
Office Holders’ Meeting
Venue: Room 3901, 39/F, HKTDC Office
01 Dec 2015 (Tuesday)
08:30 - 09:00
Registration and Networking
Venue: NA
09:00 - 09:30
Dialogue with HKTDC Chairman

Introductory Remarks:

 

Special Address:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
09:30 - 10:45
Young Leaders’ Panel

Young people are future pillars of our society. Young business elites will share their experience and achievements in inheriting their family business, and discuss the way forward for promoting youth development in Hong Kong.

Speakers:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee Break
Venue: NA
11:15 - 12:30
Hong Kong: Asia’s Trendsetter

Hong Kong is at the heart of Asian business. With its fusion of Eastern and Western culture, as well as its cutting edge range of lifestyle products and branding services, it is recognised by middle-class both on the Chinese mainland and in Southeast Asia as a lifestyle trendsetter. How can companies leverage on Hong Kong’s advantages as Asia’s trendsetter to expand their business?

Speakers:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
14:30 - 15:45
Mapping the Future: “Belt and Road” in Perspective

Mapping the Future: “Belt and Road” in Perspective

What are the implications of the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’? How can enterprises from around the world grasp the business opportunities along the Belt and Road? Hear from the experts.

Moderator:

Speakers:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
16:00 - 18:00
Optional Visit 3: Jockey Club Innovation Tower

The Jockey Club Innovation Tower is home to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Design. The Tower is located at the northeastern tip of the university campus. Construction work began in 2009 and the whole project was completed in August, 2013. It has 15,000 square metres of net floor area and houses a lecture hall, 10 classrooms, design studios and workshops, as well as exhibition spaces and a communal viewing lounge.

This guided tour will provide participants with a valuable opportunity to understand the latest development of the design and innovation education and industry of Hong Kong.

Remarks: Enrollment is on limited to 30 delegates, and is on first come, first served basis.

Note: Coach pick-up at 15:50, Harbour Road Entrance, HKCEC

Venue: NA
16:00 - 18:00
Optional Visit 1: King Yin Lei

Originally named “Hei Lo”, King Yin Lei was built by Mr. Shum Yat-chor and Mrs. Shum Li Po-lun in 1937. Mr. Shum Yat-chor was a notable merchant and philanthropist in Xinhui of Guangdong Province. The building has been a popular spot for taking photographs by visitors. The mansion has been featured in films of international renown such as "Soldier of Fortune" (1955) and a locally produced television series "Delightful Dream of the Capital" (1980).

As the Peak area was a traditional residence of foreigners, the location of King Yin Lei symbolizes the rise of the Chinese merchant class. It also represents an earlier phase of Hong Kong history when the upper-class residential area took shape in the Mid-levels.

This guided tour will provide participants with a valuable opportunity to take a closer look at King Yin Lei.

Remarks: Enrollment is on limited to 40 delegates, and is on first come, first served basis.

Note: Coach pick-up at 15:50, Expo Drive Entrance, HKCEC

Venue: NA
16:00 - 18:00
Optional Visit 2: Blueprint

Blueprint is the latest manifestation of Swire Properties’ originality in concept and design, as well as its long-term vision for creating communities. The startups benefit from resources and infrastructure within one of the city’s premier business districts; at the same time, its tenant companies benefit from the creative energy and innovative thinking of high-quality startups.

Two floors of Cornwall House have been dedicated to building a tech community:

The 16th floor is a co-working and events space designed to unite people around a shared interest in tech and serve as a platform for the exchange of inspiring ideas.

On the 17th floor, ten exceptional B2B tech startups will be selected to enter the accelerator – a workspace that enables access to professional support, interaction with fellow entrepreneurs and relationships with industry mentors. All free of charge and without giving up equity.

This guided tour will provide participants with more understanding of Hong Kong as a base of Startups, which offer resources and opportunities to turn great ideas into reality.

Remarks: Enrollment is on limited to 30 delegates, and is on first come, first served basis.

Note: Coach pick-up at 15:50, Harbour Road Entrance, HKCEC

Venue: NA
00:45 - 14:15
Luncheon Dialogue with Women of Influence

Nowadays, women gain international respect. They walk different paths, play different roles, break through the glass ceiling and earn their own success. Some succeeded and expanded their family businesses and some are veterans who rise to power for their distinctive vision. This panel will share the successes behind these female business leaders.

Speaker:

Venue: Room N201, HKCEC
02 Dec 2015 (Wednesday)
08:00 - 08:30
Federation’s Annual General Meeting

(Member associates are welcome to join as observers)

The annual meeting of heads of the Federation’s member associations and chapters/sections. We welcome your participation as an observer; it will help you understand the activities of the Federation.

Venue: Room N106-108,HKCEC
08:30 - 09:15
Federation’s Executive Committee Meeting

(Federation associates who are not Executive Committee members are welcome to participate as observers)

Federation officers and executive committee members highlight the business associations’ major developments over the past year.

Venue: NA
09:15 - 10:00
Awards Presentation Ceremony

Presenting the Grand Achievement Award, Best Initiative Award, Outstanding Membership Award and Success Story Award. Share the joy of the winning associations and learn from their achievements.

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
10:00 - 10:15
Coffee Break
Venue: NA
10:15 - 11:30
The Next Era: Internet of Things

A new generation of information technology has penetrated into daily life and reshaped business models and means of communication. Industry pioneers will explore how application of Internet of Things can sharpen the edge of enterprises in a competitive cloud era.

Speakers:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
11:30 - 12:45
Hong Kong: A Cradle for Entrepreneurs

More start-ups in Hong Kong are gaining international success. Start-up founders and angel investors will exchange their views on the start-up ecosystem in Hong Kong and exemplify why Hong Kong is a cradle for commercialising ideas and realising dreams.

Moderator:

Speakers:

  • Cesar Harada, Director, MakerBay Ltd and Scoutbots Ltd
  • Simon Squibb, CEO, NEST
  • Leroy Yau, Co-founder, 43 Ventures
Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
13:00 - 14:30
Keynote Luncheon

Guest of Honour:

Venue: Room N201,HKCEC
14:45 - 16:00
The Capital of Art Treasures

Hong Kong used to be called an art desert, but time passed, Hong Kong is now in place among the exemplars of international art market. Art treasures lovers will explore the development of art scene in Hong Kong and reveal a new wave of art that cannot be overlooked.

Speaker:

Venue: Room N101,HKCEC
16:15 - 17:15
Regional Caucuses

Share ideas and insights with fellow associates from your region.

  • Asia and Australasia (Room N109-110)
  • Europe (Room N111-112)
  • North America (Room N106-108)
Venue: Room N102, HKCEC
17:15 - 18:15
Office Holders’ Debriefing Meeting
Venue: Room N102, HKCEC
18:45 - 21:00
Farewell Dinner

Work hard, play hard! Enjoy a relaxing evening with fascinating views of Victoria Harbour at the award-winning Cantonese restaurant, City Hall Maxim’s Palace.

Venue: City Hall Maxim’s Palace

Note: Coach pick-up at 18:10, Harbour Road Entrance, HKCEC (near Grand Hyatt Hotel)

Venue: City Hall Maxim’s Palace
03 Dec 2015 (Thursday)
00:00 - 23:55
Optional Side Trip to Wuhan, Hubei Province

(event held on 3-5 December 2015)

Venue: NA
28 Nov 2016 (Monday)
14:30 - 17:00
Office Holders’ Meeting

(For Federation’s Office Holders only)

Venue: Room 3901, 39/F, HKTDC Office
29 Nov 2016 (Tuesday)
08:15 - 08:45
Federation’s Annual General Meeting

(Member associates are welcome to join as observers)

The annual meeting of heads of the Federation’s member associations and chapters/sections. We welcome your participation as an observer; it will help you understand the activities of the Federation.

Venue: Room N106-108, HKCEC
08:30 - 09:00
Registration and Networking
Venue: NA
09:00 - 09:15
Opening Session

Welcome Remarks: 

Opening Remarks: 

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
09:15 - 09:45
Introduction of Candidates for the 2016-2018 Federation Officers Election

Learn more about the candidates running for the 2016-2018 Officers Election.

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
09:45 - 10:15
Coffee Break
Venue: Corridor, N101
10:15 - 11:15
Hong Kong: Your Beacon along the Belt and Road

Hong Kong’s well-rounded services would navigate you through the world of new opportunities.

Speakers:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
11:15 - 12:15
Game Changers: Capitalising on Out-of-the-Box Ideas

Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city rightly renowned for its cutting-edge range of businesses. The people’s open attitude makes it the best cradle for innovative ideas. Get inspired by how these game changers from Hong Kong created new scenes in the ever-changing world!

Speakers:

  • Christina Zhang, Director of Corporate Strategy, Dà-Jiāng Innovations Science and Technology Co., Ltd
  • Philip Yuen, CTO & Head of Special Projects, Tink Labs
  • Rex Sham, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer,  Insight Robotics Limited
Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
12:30 - 14:00
Luncheon Dialogue with Stars behind the Scene

Hong Kong has one of the largest and most dynamic film entertainment industries in the world. Listen to the stories from the true insiders. 

Speakers:

  • Nansun Shi, Executive Director, Film Workshop Co. Ltd.
  • Mark Lui, Director, Mark Lui and his Music Production Limited
Venue: Room N201, HKCEC
14:15 - 15:15
The Next Era: Big Data

Big Data is undoubtedly one of the most visible technologies affecting the development of a digital economy and diverse industries in Hong Kong. It provides deep insight and understanding into customer behaviour, and creates a raft of opportunities for creative marketing. Learn how to harness the power of Big Data from the tech-savvy. 

Moderator:

Speakers:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
15:30 - 17:30
Concurrent Events

Optional Visit 1: Hong Kong Maritime Museum

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is a vibrant cultural institution dedicated to preserving, collecting and displaying objects that tell the story about trade and maritime in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta, and the vital roles that ships and the sea play in our past, present and future.

Note: Coach pick-up at 15:20, Expo Drive Entrance, HKCEC

Optional Visit 2: Legislative Council Complex

The Legislative Council Complex is the first purpose¬ built building to house the Legislature of Hong Kong. The guided tour will enhance your understanding of the work of the Legislature.

Note: Coach pick-up at 15:20, Expo Drive Entrance, HKCEC

Optional Visit 3: Heritage of Mei Ho House

Mei Ho House is the only remaining building of Hong Kong's oldest public housing complex. The rare H-shaped architecture is now fully revitalized into a youth hostel. Heritage of Mei Ho House, a museum in the hostel, sheds light on Hong Kong folk life from the 1950s to 70s.

Note: Coach pick-up at 15:20, Expo Drive Entrance, HKCEC

Optional Visit 4: CoCoon

Founded in 2012, CoCoon has flourished from an eco-friendly and open co-working space into a force that enables the innovative community in Hong Kong. CoCoon operates as the leading aggregator that bridges entrepreneurs with all stakeholders through its many programme. 

Note: Coach pick-up at 15:20, Expo Drive Entrance, HKCEC

Venue: NA
30 Nov 2016 (Wednesday)
09:30 - 10:45
Awards Presentation Ceremony

Presenting the Grand Achievement Award, Best Initiative Award, Outstanding Membership Award and Success Story Award. Share the joy of the winning associations and learn from their achievements.

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee Break
Venue: Corridor, N101
11:15 - 12:30
Through the Window of Opportunity

Hong Kong has abounding opportunities for those who seek. Foreign entrepreneurs will share about how they grasp the key to success in the city.

Speakers:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
12:45 - 14:15
Luncheon Dialogue: Rejuvenating Generation of Legacy

Business succession could be a tough and challenging task, but it can also be an opportunity to inject new elements to the business and reinforce family values. Outstanding successors will share how forward thinking and innovation have led their family businesses to a new generation of excellence in the 21st century.

Speakers:

Venue: Room N201, HKCEC
14:30 - 15:30
Federation’s Executive Committee & Election of Federation Officers (2016-2018)

(Federation associates who are not Executive Committee members are welcome to participate as observers)

Federation officers and executive committee members highlight the business associations’ major developments over the past year. The Federation Chairman, Vice Chairman, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer of session 2016-2018 will be elected.

Venue: Room N106-108, HKCEC
15:45 - 17:00
Regional Caucuses
  • Asia and Australasia (Room N109-110)
  • Europe (Room N106-108)
  • North America (Room N111-112)
Venue: Room N106-108, HKCEC
17:15 - 18:15
Office Holders’ Debriefing Meeting

(For Federation’s Office Holders only)

Venue: Room N102, HKCEC
01 Dec 2016 (Thursday)
12:00
Optional Side Trip to Qingdao

(During 1-3 December 2016)

Venue: Qingdao
04 Dec 2017 (Monday)
14:30 - 17:00
Office Holders’ Meeting

(For Federation’s Office Holders only)

Venue: Room 3601, 36/F, HKTDC Office
05 Dec 2017 (Tuesday)
08:15 - 08:30
Federation’s Annual General Meeting

(Member associates are welcome to join as observers)

Venue: Room N106-108, HKCEC
08:30 - 08:45
Federation’s Executive Committee Meeting

(Member associates are welcome to join as observers)

Venue: Room N106-108, HKCEC
08:30 - 09:00
Registration and Networking
09:00 - 09:15
Opening Session

Welcome Remarks: Esther Naegeli, Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide

Opening Remarks: Margaret Fong, Executive Director, HKTDC

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
09:15 - 10:45
Innovation and Creation: Thriving Young Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong

Seasoned entrepreneurs will share their key to success and how the “can-do” Hong Kong spirit makes everything possible.

Speakers:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:30
Hong Kong: Chinese Mainland's Springboard to Global Markets

Hong Kong is the premier gateway to the Chinese mainland and the rest of the world. Our mainland partners will share their success stories and experience in going out through Hong Kong.

Speakers:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
12:45 - 14:00
Luncheon Dialogue with the Dreamcatchers

Two bright young minds will share how they have ventured out from their family business, and made their mark in the business world.

Speakers:

Venue: Room N201, HKCEC
14:15 - 15:15
Hong Kong: The Insider’s Story

This closed-door session offers an insider’s look at Hong Kong’s latest socio-economic and political developments amid continued opening of the Chinese mainland economy.

Speaker:

Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
15:30 - 17:00
Regional Caucuses
  • Asia and Australasia (Room N106-108)
  • Europe (Room N111-112)
  • North America (Room N109-111)
06 Dec 2017 (Wednesday)
09:00 - 09:45
Awards Presentation Ceremony
Venue: Room N101, HKCEC
10:00 - 12:15
Asian E-tailing Summit

The inaugural Summit brings together the best of minds to reveal the latest trends and practices in e-tailing strategies and technologies.  Top-notch speakers will present the opportunities and challenges of e-tailing, addressing cross-border e-commerce, social commerce and cyber security, as well as omni-channel strategy in this new age of e-tailing.

Click for more details

Venue: Hall 1B HKCEC
12:45 - 14:15
Keynote Luncheon

Keynote Speaker:

  • The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS, The Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
Venue: Room N201, HKCEC
14:30 - 16:45
Young Executive Programme

(for participants of Young Executive Programme only. Click for more details.)

Network with local young entrepreneurs in Hong Kong for business idea stimulation and experience sharing.

Venue: N106-108
14:45 - 18:00
Optional Visit 1 - District Cooling System at Kai Tak Development

 

District Cooling System at Kai Tak Development

The District Cooling System (DCS) at Kai Tak Development is a large scale centralised system which provides chilled water to the air-conditioning system of user buildings for cooling purpose. The Central Chiller Plant supplied chilled water at 6°C or below and conveys it to the user buildings via underground chilled water pipe network.

http://www.emsd.gov.hk/en/energy_efficiency/district_cooling_system_at_kai_tak_development/

Quota: 30

Venue: Kai Tak
14:45 - 18:00
Optional Visit 2 - Tung Lin Kok Yuen

 

Tung Lin Kok Yuen

Tung Lin Kok Yuen completed in 1935, is one of the significant places for Buddhist worship in Hong Kong. This ancient building with red bricks and yellow tiles displays the elegant and formal architectural style of a traditional imperial palace. Its interior has a combination of oriental and western design. The Yuen’s historical archives and artefacts are closely related to the contemporary history of Hong Kong and the history of Buddhism.Listed a Grade I Historical Building in 2009, Tung Lin Kok Yuen was declared aproposed monument in June 2017 by the Antiquities advisory Board.

Quota: 25

Venue: Happy Valley
14:45 - 18:00
Optional Visit 3 - T-Park

 T-Park

Located in Tuen Mun, T ▪ PARK is one of the most technologically advanced facilities of its kind in the world.  With a sophisticated self-sustaining operational system, T ▪ PARK combines sludge incinerators with power generation, desalination and wastewater treatment technologies. It also has educational, leisure and ecological facilities to showcase the benefits of the "waste-to-energy" and "sustainable waste management".

https://www.tpark.hk/tc/visit/

Quota: 40

Venue: Tuen Mun
16:00 - 17:00
Office Holders’ Debriefing Meeting

(For Federation’s Office Holders only)

Venue: Room N102, HKCEC
18:30 - 21:00
Farewell Dinner
Venue: Dragon King Restaurant (8/F Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai)
07 Dec 2017 (Thursday)
08:20 - 19:30
Optional Side Trip to Chongqing

7-9 December 2017 (Thursday to Saturday)

Click for more details.

04 Dec 2018 (Tuesday)
08:15 - 08:45
Federation’s Annual General Meeting

(Member associates are welcome to join as observers)

The annual meeting of heads of the Federation’s member associations and chapters/sections. We welcome your participation as an observer; it will help you understand the activities of the Federation.

Venue: N106-108, HKCEC
08:30 - 09:00
Registration and Networking
09:00 - 09:15
Opening Session

Welcome Remarks: Dr. Esther Naegeli, Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide

Opening Remarks: Ms. Margaret Fong, Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Venue: N101, HKCEC
09:15 - 10:00
Introduction of Candidates for the 2018-2021 Federation Officers Election

Learn more about the candidates running for the 2018-2021 Officers Election

Venue: N101, HKCEC
10:00 - 10:15
Coffee Break
10:15 - 11:15
The Future of Technology: A Look at Hong Kong’s Emerging Technologies

This session will look at Hong Kong’s new and upcoming cutting-edge technology, including biotech, AI, digital healthcare, and how Hong Kong could ride on its competitive edge and develop into a technology hub.

Moderator:

Ms. Irene Chu, Head of New Economy & Life Sciences, KPMG China

Speakers:

Prof. Dennis Lo, Director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences; Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Miles Wen, CEO of Fano Labs

Mr. Danny Yeung, CEO of Prenetics and a serial entrepreneur

Venue: N101, HKCEC
11:15 - 12:15
Transformation Underway: Innovative Talents in Hong Kong

The masterminds behind some of Hong Kong’s hottest startups will share with us their game-changing ideas which shake up and change the industry.

Speakers:

Mr. Eric Gnock Fah, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder, Klook

Ir. Dr. Alan Lam, Founder, Concept Infinity Limited

Mr. Norman Cheung, Founder, Boxful Hong Kong

Venue: N101, HKCEC
12:30 - 14:00
Luncheon Dialogue – Journey of a Pianist

Chinese pianist Zhang Shengliang (Niu Niu) will deliver a piano performance and share his musical journey as well as his road to success via the Hong Kong platform.

 

Speaker:

Mr. Zhang Shengliang (Niu Niu), Chinese Pianist

Venue: N201, HKCEC
14:15 - 15:15
Financial Innovation through Technology: Hong Kong as a Hub for Fintech
Venue: N101, HKCEC
15:30 - 16:15
Federation’s Executive Committee Meeting and Election of Officers 2018-2021

(Federation associates who are not Executive Committee members are welcome to participate as observers)

Federation officers and executive committee members highlight the business associations’ major developments over the past year. The Federation Chairman, Vice Chairman, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer of session 2018-2021 will be elected.

Venue: N106-108, HKCEC
16:15 - 17:30
Regional Caucuses

Asia and Australasia (Rooms N106-108)

Europe (Rooms N111-112)

The Americas (Rooms N109-110)

05 Dec 2018 (Wednesday)
08:45 - 09:30
Awards Presentation Ceremony

Presenting the Grand Achievement Award, Best Initiative Award, Outstanding Membership Award and Success Story Award. Share the joy of the winning associations and learn from their achievements.

Venue: N101, HKCEC
10:00 - 12:15
Interactive Networking Session - Session 1: Your Business Other Half

Foster long-lasting relationships with right partners to boost your business.

Venue: N106-108, HKCEC
10:00 - 12:15
Interactive Networking Session - Session 2: When Health and Sustainability Meet

Guide yourself to live a vital and fruitful life.

Venue: N109-110, HKCEC